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No, we´re not stupid

“You must be stupid!” – the young man yelled to my friend Sokrates. The symptom of stupidity was to help out with Järvaveckan, a week when all major Swedish politicians visit what Donald Trump, Victor Orban and others believe to

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FIFA World Cup negotiations may be the end of Soccer as we know it

Soccer negotiation

Negotiations are intense: Less than ten days before the opening game of the FIFA world soccer games, the rules are being negotiated!  The Russians are pushing the Saudis for firmer offside rules. This is widely regarded as a tactical move

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Why Cockiness Trumps Competence

Faced with complex or uncertain choices, we trust cocky people over people with a proven track record. When the “rock solid” advice these cocky people turns out to be flat wrong we trust them a little less, but most of

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Behavioral Insurance

Twenty years ago I felt very alone as a behavioral person working in strategy/business development of a leading Swedish insurance company. I was asked to help produce a new strategy for the corporate insurance division, so I looked at the

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Why HR lost its’ spot in the executive committee

Professor David Wilson figures that HR spends 85 percent of the time fixing concrete things such as making sure everyone is paid correctly, hiring and firing, training and checking the work environment*.  The remaining 15 percent spent on strategic work

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